The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
Gear Up! is a 2-DVD set, 6 hours! Which bike is right for me? How do I prepare the bike? What stuff do I need - riding gear, clothing, camping gear, first aid kit, tires, maps and GPS? What don't I need? How do I pack it all in? Lots of opinions from over 150 travellers! "This DVD will save you a fortune!"See the trailer here!
So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
"It has me all fired up to go out on my own adventure!" See the trailer here!
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i,m looking for the rear shock of my g/s 80 paris dakar ,the monolever
i want to know if the (Rear shock absorber to fit R100GS or R80GS. a Bilstein unit with dial-in damping adjustment as fitted to GS models from '91 onwards,can fit on my bike or not
Sorry, late GS shock is completely different from the G/S shock - it's much longer.
I believe inexpensive replacements are available from Hagon in the UK, or Works Performance in the US make a great, custom tuned shock, (that's what I use, link on the links or sponsors page) or Ohlins are also good.
thanks alot grant
well you know in egypt you can hardly get nothing for the bike ,and my rear shock is almost dead, and i didnt finish the bike yet (almost a year now) pffffffffff .
i will check in your lovely site if i can find used cheap one,
hope to see you in egypt ,you will be my guest any time
have good time with h-u .hahaha
thanks alot simmo
i found some shocks for b.m.w but i dont know which one can fit mine ,all on ebay ,can anoy one help me to find the right one??
the item number for each shock on ebay is
and also if i need owner manual for the g/s 80 in english ,can you advise me the best one???like haynes ??
thanks alot g.
hope i,m not giving you hard time
well my chasis number is 6292114
i did alot of work on the bike (almost one year ,and its very hard to find any thing in egypt )
i belive its 1987(as the egyptian license written)
Checked your serial number in the BMW parts catalog, it's one of the very last of the G/S models.
It could have been sold in 87, and registered as that year, but I THINK it's technically an 86. Anyway, I just wanted to be sure it was a G/S not a GS, as there is a BIG difference. One of the differences being the rear shock.
You DO have to think about what it is you want to do with the bike. If just riding it around lcoally, no big loads, almost any shockj will do fine. IF you want to take it travelling with the usual big load, you need a quality, high end shock, or the shock WILL fail, causing lots of grief and even more expense when you destroy other components as a result of the failure.
For local riding, I like simmo's suggestion of the ikonsuspension shock.
For serious travel, it's a Works or Ohlins, or possibly a Wilbers.
thanks alot grant ,well ,i need the bike to go for long trips ,(hope in 3 month,me and a friend with gs1200 will try to libya,tunisia ,then france and we will see ,(i did it before but via jordan ,syria ,turkey ,
i will try to search for a good suspension, want to send you some pics of the work i,ve done to my g/s but dont know how to insert a pic here???
Omar, you need to read the "UBB code is on" link just to the left when you make a reply, the read the sectio titeld "Adding Images" and then put the picture on the web somewhere - yahoo is good for posting personal pictures, then you link to that picture.
We WILL have the ability to post pictures here easily, but it will be a couple of months at least. All part of the massive redo of the whole site.
Here in France, EMC and FOURNALES (they are specialised in planes shock absorbers!) have a good reputation and are much cheaper then WP and OHLINS.
I have a EMC on my R80G/S, they have also a very good service.
EMC and FOURNALES only make shock absorbers with oil. Around 400-500 euros.
A swiss friend has got one on his R80G/S and told me about WILBERS (made in Germany) : they are excellent and also much cheaper than WP and OHLINS. They do shock absorbers with oil and or with gas cartridge. Around 400-700 euros depending if it’s oil or oil and gas.
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